Research Executive (Manchester)

The role

Talent Works International is looking for a research executive to join its brand and insight team. We are seeking someone who has worked in research for two to three years, and has a broad range of experience. The brand and insight team (based in Manchester and Northampton) has grown on the quality of its work and we take pride in everything we do.  You will need the same outlook in order to be a successful member of the team.

Reporting into the head of insight you will provide market intelligence and information, deliver primary research and insight, and support on brand consulting projects. Primary responsibilities will include desk research, project design and set-up, qualitative fieldwork, qualitative and quantitative analysis and report writing.

You will also be required to advance our quantitative analysis capabilities and help us achieve our goal of becoming a digital-first research team, using automated services to streamline our ways of working and inject impact and creativity into our research output.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering excellent brand and insight projects for our clients as part of a team, with a constant focus on quality and outcomes.
  • Conducting field and desk-based research (focus groups, interviews, online sessions, workshops etc.)
  • Translating data and research information into meaningful and useable insight for clients that allows them to make informed decisions
  • Contributing to the successful planning, communication, execution, monitoring, reporting and analysis of your assigned brand and insight projects.
  • Identifying opportunities to sell in additional or future research.
  • Liaising with client services, creative and sourcing teams on client projects.
  • Ensuring clear and timely communication on all projects
  • Contributing to internally focussed projects
  • Acting as ambassador for the TWI brand and insight team both internally and externally.

 

Who we want

We are seeking someone who has worked in research for two to three years, and has a broad range of experience that includes most or all of the following – desk research, project design and set-up, qualitative fieldwork, qualitative and quantitative analysis and report writing. Quantitative research experience is a must.

 

Hard skills

We are seeking a professional who:

  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills
  • An aptitude for uncovering the patterns in data and translating numbers and figures into actionable insights
  • Comfortable working with large volumes of data
  • Strong report writing skills – pulling information together in a logical, and audience-friendly way
  • Proficient at data collection / collation from secondary sources (internet, databases and information provided by clients)
  • MS Office proficient – Word, PowerPoint & Excel
  • Educated to degree level

Soft skills

You must:

  • Be a team player with a professional approach
  • Be prepared to make the effort to build a strong relationship with members of the team based in Northampton
  • Confident with clients
  • Able to work on your own initiative and as part of team
  • Have excellent planning, organisation and implementation skills
  • Have a natural inquisitiveness for information and data
  • Good interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills
  • Able to deliver to tight deadlines and work under pressure
  • Capable of managing your own time
  • Proactive with high levels of energy, curiosity, tenacity and enthusiasm to deliver results
  • Focused on consistently delivering quality outputs
  • Prepared to make the extra effort to deliver high quality insight and intelligence

Remuneration

An excellent salary is accompanied by:

  • Performance related bonus
  • Company pension scheme
  • Healthcare (Once probation is passed)
  • Market Research Society training
  • Membership of the Market Research Society

You will receive coaching and mentoring from the head of insight and the director of brand strategy.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Apply today via careers@talent-works.com